So where's our response back to mages now? AND it's stupid because mages STILL can kite us, it just means using their abilities in a different way then they would an arms warrior. It's ridiculous to say there's NOTHING they can do to prot warriors, we have 2 breaks, maybe 3, but we use 1 to get into range in the first place, 1 to break out, and 1 to break out but we're no where near the mage. WOO! so unkitable!
I'll admit we're tough to peel, but any melee that can't stay in range, is useless, dk's have ranged slows and death grip (zomg pulling people OFF of cliffs, or UP platforms is ridiculous), rogues can stealth their way in, druids are basically un-snareable and have feral charge, what do warriors have? an outdated charge mechanic that often leaves us far away from the target AND puts the rest of our cds on a dr? yeah awesome.
I'm not going to say prot wasn't powerful, hell I'll even venture so far to say it was OP, but warbringer, and shield slam, wasn't the problem, pve set bonuses, and the massive gains you got from obtaining those bonuses+pve gear is the problem. Disable the set bonuses in arena, and you'll largely see people stop wearing pve gear in arenas and thus balance around specific pvp gear. How many shaman teams ran 4 piece pve to get insane burst and rofl their way to top 100 teams? This is NOTHING new, people have abused pve set bonuses since season 2 or 3, and blizz STILL does nothing about it and instead bandaids things that aren't necessarily broken. removing the pve set bonuses BRINGS shield slam back into line since apparently the biggest problem was Alloran bursting insanely with his t10 2pc bonus.
I'd love to post on the forums about this personally and suggest it since it seems no one else has in the forums, or at least ask why they don't consider this a viable option. But apparently my account which has been active for over 5 years, doesn't have any active characters to post from. GG